Study Compares Aging of Human, Chimp Brains

Anthropology Professor Chet Sherwood found that chimpanzees, the closest living relatives to humans, diverge from humans when it comes to aging. Unlike humans, they do not experience a decrease in brain volume as they get older. Read more.

Anthropology Professor Helps International Team Uncover "Brain Food"

Associate Professor of Anthropology Brian Richmond helped a team of scientists identify what may have helped fuel the evolution of the human brain two million years ago. Based on analyses of animal bones and stone tools they excavated, the research team found that our early ancestors incorporated aquatic “brain food” in their diet.

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